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Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. - An Intimate Portrait of the Critically Acclaimed Artist and Musician
Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, this award winning documentary is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. Never one to…
Being Frank - The Chris Sievey Story
A documentary about the life of eccentric comedian Chris Sievey who wore a huge paper mache' head and whose true identity was a closely guarded secret until after he died. BEING FRANK tells the twisted tale of a split personality,…
For the Love of Spock - The Life of Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy
A one-of-a-kind documentary sure to unite trekkies worldwide, FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK tells the life of Star Trek's Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years. The film's focus began as a celebration…
Fame High - The Talented Students at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
From the nail-biting freshman auditions to the spectacular year-end performances, FAME HIGH captures the in-class and at-home drama, competition, heartbreak, and triumph during one school year at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). Talented teenagers reach…
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits and at times risking her life in the process she creates performances…
I Am Chris Farley - The Life and Times of A Great Comedian
Chris Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud. This film tells his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever - from his early days in Wisconsin, through…
The Last Laugh - On Holocaust Jokes and Comedic Taboo
Are we allowed to make jokes about the Holocaust? In this outrageously funny and thought-provoking film, filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein puts the question about comedy's ultimate taboo to legends including Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, Harry Shearer, Jeff…
Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway
The remarkable story of how a group of inspired mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop and history the biggest musical show in America...and are getting ready to conquer the world! Featuring interviews with Lin Manuel Miranda, as well as…
Gilbert - The Life of Comedian Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried rose to fame in the 1980's thanks to his brash stand-up act and personality. Now, after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself...as a family man. Nominated…
California Dreams - Trying to "Make-it" in Hollywood
Five individuals who have Hollywood aspirations share their personal stories of what it means to them to pursue the American dream. Nominated for the Adam Yauch Hornblower Award at the SXSW Film Festival. Winner of Best Film at the Sarasota…
To Be Takei - Actor and Activist, George Takei
Oh my! This award winning documentary features Star Trek legend, marriage equality advocate, and spokesperson for racial justice; superstar George Takei. Best known for his groundbreaking role of Hikaru Sulu on a certain epic starship and its multi-ethnic crew, Takei…
Mad Hot Ballroom - New York Youth Compete in a Ballroom Dance Competition
The award-winning documentary that follows New York City fourth and fifth graders as they journey into the world of competitive ballroom dance. Winner of the Celebrate New York Award at the Gotham Awards. Winner of Best Documentary at the Philadelphia…
Macbeth
Starring Sir Patrick Stewart as Macbeth and Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth, Rupert Goold's immediate and visceral film is set in an undefined and threatening central European world. Shot on location in the mysterious underground labyrinth of Welbeck Abbey in…
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BAM150 - The History of the Brooklyn Academy of Music
A captivating history of the nation's oldest performing arts center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, which largely mirrors the evolution of experimental and progressive performing arts in 20th century America. Includes footage of recent performances, a treasure trove of 150…
Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart - The Life and Work of a Treasured American Playwright
This documentary sheds valuable light on all aspects of Lorraine Hansberry's play, A Raisin in the Sun , including the daunting challenge of securing investment and a venue for this production about a working class Black family, the casting process,…
Harmontown - Finding Humor and Community with Dan Harmon
A documentary film starring TV writer and producer Dan Harmon ( Community , Rick and Morty ) as he takes his popular podcast of the same name on a calamitous cross-country tour meeting fans and playing Dungeons and Dragons along…
Can We Take a Joke?
In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. While people have always found something to be offended by, their ability to organize a groundswell of opposition to - and public censure of -…
Spettacolo - A Theater Tradition in Tuscany
Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. Every summer, their piazza became their stage and residents of…
When Jews Were Funny
Insightful and hilarious, WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY surveys the history of Jewish comedy from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.
Hamlet
This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from…